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According to Wikipedia, it is indeed rare (but not impossible):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane

Rarely, a hurricane can reach western Europe, including Hurricane Lili, which dissipated over the British Isles in October 1996,[14] and Tropical Storm Vince, which made landfall on the southwestern coast of Spain in September 2005.
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 01:47:23 PM EST
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Hmmm...  Just wait till global warming really hits its stride.  No one will be safe!

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
by p------- on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 07:39:54 PM EST
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That was my fifth diary on ET: Tropical Storm Vince to hit... Spain! (Updated) by Migeru on October 10th, 2005

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 07:56:01 PM EST
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